Shute Shield: Marlins Secure Top Four While Shoremen Remain Unsure

by Brendan Bradford - The Manly Marlins have bolstered their finals credentials with a well-won 23-15 victory over Northern Suburbs at North Sydney Oval. The result leaves Manly in fourth place on the table with one game to play while Norths have it all to do as they slip to ninth behind Warringah. Leading from first minute to last courtesy of tries to flyhalf Marshall Milroy and a double for winger Jacob Woodhouse, Manly’s physical forward pack created the perfect platform by dominating the set-piece and not allowing the Shoremen a chance to attack out wide. “We started well and played to our structures which we’ve been working on over the last few weeks,” said Manly captain Ed Gower. “We went away from that in the second half through a combination of errors and extra pressure from Norths,
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